Bell 407 UAVs


Bell Fire-X


Bell Fire-X

Launched in 2010, the Fire-X was a Vertical Unmanned air System ( VUAS ) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter. Based on a Bell 407 airframe integrated with Northrop Grumman Fire Scout autonomous systems developed for the US Navy.

On August 2011 was revealed a US Navy notice of intent to buy 28 as the MQ-8C planned for initial deployment around 2014

Model News

Fire-X Completes First Unmanned Flight, 16-Dec-10 : SAN DIEGO – Fire-X, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company, completed its first fully autonomous flight Dec. 10 at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., less than one year after development began.

Northrop Grumman & Bell to develop VUAS Fire-X, 03-May-10 : Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter will develop a new medium-range Vertical Unmanned System (UAV) based on the Bell 407


From Organisation with model Fire-X
usa Northrop Grumman
    407 2011/now

Construction Numbers on database of Fire-X


Construction Numbers Help Us

53343 1999 AR LV-ZPF : Salta province 2000-2004 Bell serial N8105Q; pictured +
US N91796 : arh-70 Bell Helicopters 2005; ex LV-ZPF, conv to ARH-70 protot+
US N91796 : Bell / Northrop Grumman; conv to Fire-X UAV; pictured+
US N91796 : Bell/Northrop Grumman Fire-X UAV; 10dec10 pictured (pic+

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